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CMS Finalizes Hospital/HHA Discharge Planning Requirements

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has finalized changes to the discharge planning conditions of participation (CoPs) for hospitals (including long-term care hospitals (LTCHs) and inpatient rehabilitation hospitals (IRFs)), critical access hospitals (CAHs), and home health agencies (HHAs).  CMS believes the rule, which implements statutory requirements under the Improving Medicare Post-Acute Care Transformation … Continue Reading

CMS Publishes Proposed Rule on Hospital/HHA Discharge Planning Requirements

Today the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) published a proposed rule that would modify the discharge planning conditions of participation (COPs) for hospitals, including long-term care hospitals and inpatient rehabilitation facilities, critical access hospitals, and home health agencies (HHAs). The proposed rule would implement the discharge planning requirements of the Improving Medicare Post-Acute … Continue Reading

OIG Examines SNF Care Planning/Discharge Planning

The OIG has issued a report, “Skilled Nursing Facilities Often Fail to Meet Care Planning and Discharge Planning Requirements,” assessing SNF compliance with federal requirements to develop a care plan for each Medicare beneficiary, provide services in accordance with the individual’s care plan, and establish a discharge plan for each beneficiary. Based on an extremely small … Continue Reading
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